Unmissable Addons For Firefox On Your Android Device
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firefox addonsFirefox for Android has a trick up its sleeve: Add-ons. Just as Firefox offers a more powerful extension system than Chrome on the desktop, it beats Chrome for Android 7 Browsers That Are Better Than the Native Android Browser 7 Browsers That Are Better Than the Native Android Browser I set out to get a handle on the latest available browsers out there that are better than the native ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android browser. Some of the apps that made it to the... Read More by supporting extensions. You can install a variety of add-ons from the Mozilla Add-ons website. There are nowhere near as many as there are for the desktop version of Firefox – only about 80 at the moment – but there are some good ones.

Installing add-ons in Firefox for Android is easy. Tap the menu button, tap Add-ons, and tap the orange shopping bag icon at the top-right corner of the page. Search for an add-on mentioned here to install it or browse the available add-ons.

You can also browse Firefox add-ons for Android on the web.

Full Screen Mobile

Screen space is always a problem on mobile devices. The Full Screen Mobile add-on adds a “Full screen” option to Firefox’s menu. When you activate this option, Android’s top bar and Firefox’s interface will be hidden, displaying the web page you’re viewing in full-screen mode. When you’re done, you can press the menu button or long-press on the screen to exit full-screen mode.

It’s like the F11 key – but for mobile. It’s a simple add-on, but it works very well.

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Phony allows Firefox to impersonate other browsers by changing its user agent headers Impersonate Other Browsers With User Agent Switcher [Firefox] Impersonate Other Browsers With User Agent Switcher [Firefox] The User Agent Switcher extension is a secret agent in disguise for Firefox. You can put on your IE hat and slip past virtual bouncers into Internet Explorer-only websites; blend in as an iPhone and... Read More . This allows you to view the full desktop versions of some websites, or view mobile websites that may complain because they were only designed for Safari on iOS or the default Android browser.

To use Phony after installing it, tap the Firefox menu button and tap Phony. Select from one of the user agent options – Desktop Firefox, Android (Phone), Android (Tablet), iPhone, or iPad. You’ll get web pages designed for that browser.

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We love LastPass LastPass for Firefox: The Ideal Password Management System LastPass for Firefox: The Ideal Password Management System If you've not yet decided to use a password manager for your myriad logins online, it's time you took a look at one of the best options around: LastPass. Many people are cautious about using... Read More , so it’s great that LastPass also provides a browser extension that works in Firefox for Android. The LastPass add-on integrates LastPass into the Firefox browser, just like on a desktop browser. If you were using Chrome for Android, you’d have to use the browser built into the LastPass app LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards] LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards] If you've never heard of LastPass, I'm sorry to say that you have been living under a rock. However, you are reading this article, so you've already made a step in the right direction. LastPass... Read More or switch back and forth between LastPass and Chrome – not the ideal experience.

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URL Fixer

When you’re typing a web address with one hand while walking down the street Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? At one time, landlines and payphones were all we had--and we survived just fine, thank you very much. But now, it’s almost laughable if you don’t own an iPhone or Android, and for some of... Read More , typos can happen. Instead of displaying an error message, URL Fixer will fix many common typos when typing a web address. If you accidentally type makeuseof.cmo or google,com, URL Fixer will notice the mistake and automatically correct it for you.

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YouTube Embed2Link

Watching YouTube videos in a mobile browser can be a pain. Why bother when you’re on Android, where there’s a great YouTube app already installed? YouTube Embed2Link converts embedded YouTube videos on pages to links. Tapping the link will open the video in the YouTube app, where you can watch it.

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Firefox for Android can remember your passwords and automatically fill them in on websites. This is particularly useful on mobile, where typing in complicated passwords can take much longer. However, some websites try to prevent browsers from saving passwords by setting the “autocomplete” option to “off”. RememberPass overrides this option, forcing Firefox to prompt you to remember every password you enter on every web page. If Firefox isn’t prompting you to remember a password, try this add-on.

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Stylish, a useful add-on for the desktop version of Firefox, is also available for Firefox for Android. It allows you to install userstyles that modify the way web pages look and behave How to Fix Small Annoyances on the Web With Stylish [Firefox & Chrome] How to Fix Small Annoyances on the Web With Stylish [Firefox & Chrome] Web designers have an almost impossible job. They need to come up with one design that pleases everyone. When talking about a service like Gmail, used by countless millions of people all over the world,... Read More , letting you customize the web pages you use 5 Ways to Customize Your Browser and Have Websites the Way YOU Want Them to Be 5 Ways to Customize Your Browser and Have Websites the Way YOU Want Them to Be You’re probably familiar with browser extensions, but there are many other ways to customize your browser and tweak websites. The web isn’t a one-way, passive medium – you have the ability to remix websites you... Read More .

It’s great to see this add-on available for Firefox on Android, as it illustrates the power of Firefox’s add-on system. Extensions like LastPass and Stylish show that Firefox for Android isn’t just a lightweight mobile browser, it can be a very capable alternative to Firefox on the desktop – if only more add-ons could be ported to Android.

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Firefox for Android also supports themes, known as personas. Looking for Firefox add-ons for your desktop? Check out our list of the best Firefox add-ons.

Do you use any other awesome add-ons for Firefox for Android? Leave a comment and share your favorites!

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  1. Ron Beernink
    April 16, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I tried the Lastpass add-on but it doesn't seem to autofill logon details for some sites, including when I go to the browser menu, and select Lastpass to bring up the relevant site. Anyone experiencing this problem?

  2. Keith Swartz
    January 18, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Firefox and Android! Firefox + Android = SATISFACTION! Can't get none? Read and then apply this article!

  3. Jack Schiff
    January 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

    FF on my phone is not working

  4. Keith Swartz
    January 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Now these are INDEED Unmissable Addons for Firefox. Tale it from a Firefox user!

  5. Sameer N
    January 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    LastPass addon for Firefox Android works only with premium account.

  6. Rudi Pittman
    January 15, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Does the lastpass plugin work for everyone or only for "premium users" as other mobile plugins appear to do.